Personal Finance for the Over 50s

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Will the second hand pension market take off?

The biggest problem with this scheme for a buyer of someone’s annuity is that payments will cease on that person’s death, not buyers

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Decorate your home with flowers on a budget

You can pick up some single stem flowers from serenataflowers.com at a really good price

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“Rising funeral poverty could lead to garden burials

MP Emma Lewell-Buck is re-igniting ministers interest in the forgotten but nonetheless serious issue of funeral poverty

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How much does a funeral cost?

What would you say if I asked you how much a funeral costs, 40% of people under estimate it by £1275

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Is health insurance worth it?

If the worst happens, you’ll want to receive fast treatment from the best doctors, something that the NHS might not necessarily be able to deliver.

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How do monthly funeral plans work?

The major providers offer monthly funeral plans over over 1, 3 and 5 years. Read this before you buy to explore your options

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The UK's Most Expensive Place to Buy and Die is Revealed

Whilst house prices have been soaring by up to 11.7% in the last year the cost of dying has increased by 10.6% Read more

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Planning for a Funeral

Nov 12, 2014

Planning for a Funeral

When a loved one dies it is a stressful and upsetting time, yet you have the daunting job of planning their funeral ahead of you

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Sex And The Single Funeral Director
I had no idea just how much narrower that would make the dating pool. Admittedly it wasn’t helped by me enacting stringent recruitment processes

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how much does probate cost

In 2013 the average cost of probate was £2,160; a figure that has increased by a massive 39% over the last year. Read more

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